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All Saints, Filby
Filby is located in Norfolk
Filby shown within Norfolk
Area 5.80 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population 765 (2011)
• Density 132/km2 (340/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG466134
Civil parish
  • Filby
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NR29
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°39′44″N 1°38′43″E / 52.66218°N 1.64525°E / 52.66218; 1.64525Coordinates: 52°39′44″N 1°38′43″E / 52.66218°N 1.64525°E / 52.66218; 1.64525

Filby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 5.80 km2 (2.24 sq mi) and had a population of 740 in 308 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 765 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.

It derives its name from the viking File the Dane, who settled in the area around AD 800. The village is situated on the shores of Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad, in the Broads National Park, some 9 km (6 mi) north-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 25 km (16 mi) east of the city of Norwich.[3]

In 2002, Filby won the village category of the Britain in Bloom competition.[4]

Filby Heath is located south of the A1064 road to the east of Filby. It is a cluster of cottages and historical buildings..


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  4. ^ "Filby's flowers top again". BBC. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 

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